Product recall on EIGHT brands of children’s cough syrup, incl Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco & more

Product recall: Kids’ blackcurrant cough syrupApplies to eight different brands, including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Tesco & Wilko

If you’ve a bottle of children’s blackcurrant cough syrup in the cupboard, check the label as a precautionary product recall has been issued on eight different brands of medicine, over a problem where one of its ingredients could allow mould to grow.

Any affected products should not be used, and instead returned to the shop where you bought them for a free replacement. Only the following batches with the expiry dates listed below are affected:

Batch number(s) Expiry date
Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour 274V1, 276V1, 278V1, 283W1 27/09/2017, 31/10/2017, 02/01/2018,19/02/2018
Bell’s Children’s Cough Syrup Blackcurrant Flavour 280V3 04/01/2018
Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution 282W1 30/01/2018
Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution 280V1, 288W1 04/01/2018, 27/04/2018
Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup 275V1 11/10/2017
Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution 280V2, 284W1 04/01/2018, 24/03/2018
Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup 277V1, 278V2, 281W1 31/10/2017, 02/01/2018, 30/01/2018
Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution 275V2 11/10/2017

Dr Sam Atkinson, spokesperson for the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said: “The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it looks okay to use. If your child has recently taken one of these cough syrups, and, in the unlikely event that they have become unwell or had a reaction, please speak to your GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.”

No other expiry dates or products are affected. For more info, see the MHRA’s website.

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